Who for?

Our Learn to Ride course is designed specifically for children aged 4-10 years old who would like to learn how to ride a bike with pedals independently.

It is recommended that 4 year olds attend our Balance Bike course prior to attending this course.

Course description

The course (4 x 1hr sessions) will build a child’s confidence whilst developing their gross motor skills and dynamic balance. The aim of this course is to give the child all of the skills required to ride a bike with pedals independently.

The course teaches children how to:

  • Mount/dismount the bike
  • Fit a helmet
  • Balance
  • Steer
  • Brake
  • Pedal

All sessions are held outdoors in a traffic free area. Instructors encourage parents to observe all sessions so they can understand the skills being taught and help their child practice outside of the sessions.

Equipment

It is best if a child learns to ride on their own bike so they can practice in between sessions and so they become familiar on the bike that they are going to ride once the course has ended. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at the bottom of the page for further information about what types of bikes are suitable.

We ask that children wear a cycle helmet at all times during our courses/sessions. If you dont have your own bikes or helmet then dont panic as we can lend you both. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.

Cost

£40 per child (plus a small booking fee).

How to book

To book a place on one of our Learn to Ride courses see the below list of upcoming courses. Click on the “Book now” link next to the course that you would like to book a place on and complete the information requested.

Upcoming courses

DatesTimes (each day)Venue (click for map)How to book
Thur 16th, Thur 23rd, Thur 30th September, Thur 7th October5.00-6.00pmDereham CofE Junior Academy, Gilpin's Ride, DerehamFULLY BOOKED
Sat 18th, Sat 25th September, Sat 2nd, Sat 9th October11.00-12.00noonCringleford Primary School, Dragonfly Lane, CringlefordFULLY BOOKED
Sat 25th September, Sat 2nd, Sat 9th, Sat 16th October9.30-10.30amDiss CofE Junior Academy, The Entry, DissBOOK NOW
Sat 25th September, Sat 2nd, Sat 9th, Sat 16th October1.30-2.30pmRobert Kett Primary School, Hewitts Lane, WymondhamFULLY BOOKED
Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thur 28th Fri 29th October9.30-10.30amQueens Hills Primary School, Kestral Avenue, Queens Hills, NorwichOPENING SOON
Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thur 28th Fri 29th October11.00-12.00noonQueens Hills Primary School, Kestral Avenue, Queens Hills, NorwichOPENING SOON
Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thur 28th Fri 29th October1.30-2.30pmWhite House Farm Primary School, Mallard Way, Sprowston, NorwichBOOK NOW
Tue 26th, Wed 27th, Thur 28th Fri 29th October3.00-4.00pmWhite House Farm Primary School, Mallard Way, Sprowston, NorwichBOOK NOW

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To help you understand the course fully we have compiled the below answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you child has their own bike and/or helmet which they would like to use then feel free to bring them along. Children should be able to sit on the seat of their bike and put both feet flat on the ground.

Balance bikes and helmets can be borrowed if you don’t have your own. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.

Children should wear comfortable clothing for the course. It should be suitable for the indoor/outdoor conditions on the day. A long sleeve top and soft trousers (e.g. jogging bottoms) are recommended for comfort. Skirts/dresses are not recommended.

Yes, we require all participants to wear a suitable bike helmet at all times during the courses. If you dont already have your own then we can lend you one. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.

Full refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. Alternatively your place can be transferred to a future course.

If a session(s) has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or instructor illness then an additional session will be added to the end of the course (date to be specified by Little Riders).